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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Coliseum Arena on 1988-12-31




Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - Let The Good Times Roll ->
d1t03 - Franklin's Tower
d1t04 - Wang Dang Doodle [1]
d1t05 - West L.A. Fadeaway [1]
d1t06 - When I Paint My Masterpiece
d1t07 - Cold Rain & Snow
d1t08 - Cassidy ->
d1t09 - Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
d2t01 - NYE Countdown ->
d2t02 - Sugar Magnolia [1] ->
d2t03 - Touch Of Gray [1] ->
d2t04 - Man Smart, Woman Smarter [1] ->
d2t05 - Terrapin Station ->
d2t06 - Drums [2] ->
d2t07 - Space ->
d3t01 - The Wheel ->
d3t02 - Gimme Some Lovin' ->
d3t03 - All Along The Watchtower ->
d3t04 - Morning Dew ->
d3t05 - Sunshine Daydream

Encore:
d3t06 - Tuning
d3t07 - Wharf Rat ->
d3t08 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
d3t09 - One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland Coliseum Arena
Location Oakland, CA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony D5/TDK MAX-G90) D
Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Apogee MiniMe (24bit/48k) ->
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Patch Info:
Pre-FM -> PCM -> Dat supplies the following patches:
Tuning between Masterpiece and Cold Rain And Snow
Drums (9:09 - 9:26)
Morning Dew (10:49) through Sunshine Daydream (0:06)
Notes:

-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the tapes
-- [1] w/Clarence Clemons on sax
-- [2] w/Baba Olatunji, Sikiru Adepoju and Kitaro

Reviews

Reviewer: njpg - - October 31, 2013
Subject: -
Glad I missed this one. I'm sure it would have been fun in the crowd, but this doesn't even rank as a particularly good show let alone great. Better than the NYE after, though. I was back in Portland, seeing Hot Tuna and Country Joe at Pine Street Theater. Wish you could hear that one! Come to think, wish I could too, right about now...
Reviewer: darthcheney - - March 5, 2013
Subject: My only New Years Show
The cost for this show for me was a eigth of northern Cally...what a deal! My friends and I were right behind the sound board and a couple of things blew my mind that night:
First of all, the opening band was called the Heirogyphics, a jazz ensemble that was swinging Hard! Didnt know who they were at first so I asked at the sound board section and found out they were high school students from Berkley I think. WoW.
Right at the countdown, Uncle BoBo floated down on a huge Disco Ball dressed as Father Time tossing roses in the crowd.
When we hit New Years, the boys opened with a rocking Sugar Mag and as I was shaking my ass, number 2 instance hit as the house lights came on and my head came up and I was confronted with 20+ thousand Heads looking, smiling, dancing and generally looking around thinking...wow...is this really happening?
This was the onlyh New Years I ever saw and to this day the best New Years I have ever had!
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - - October 5, 2012
Subject: let the good times roll
only took 1 song to get into the groove
Reviewer: skr213 - - April 29, 2008
Subject: What a Great NYE
Overall: this seems to be the FM broadcast. It’s good because it captures the feeling of the show, but the Healey Mix is probably the way to go because its sound quality is better. This show is truly a fantastic show. Great song selection and awesome playing makes this the best NYE show in quite a while (though, not as good as the next year of course).

The scene: Chard and I were in the front row right between Jerry and Brent. We had to get up and get in line at about 9am to get that spot, but it was worth it. You know how everybody has those “Jerry was looking right at me” shows? Well, this was mine. Sometimes during a solo or jam, I’d close my eyes and just bop my head around to the music, following Jerry guitar line, and I’d open my eyes to find Jer staring right at me. I thought I was just high (cid + E = wow), but inbetween sets, Chard was like “Jerry was staring at you for the entire set!!” He was probably just trying to figure out how long I could keep that shit-eating grin on my face! Tom Tom Club opened, and I really thought they were fun.

The music: Brent lights up LTGTR. Listen to Jerry putting extra umph into the “roll away” section in Franklins and you know this show is going to be special. This is my all-time favorite version of Wang Dang Doodle. Bobby’s growling and spitting, Brent’s organ work, Clemen’s sax, it all adds up to sweet sweet perfection. Even West LA (never a favorite of mine) is super strong with Clarence bringing up the energy. One of my favorite Cassidy’s – the entry into the jam is just classic – each person adding just the right subtle touch. Some great little sound effects coming from Mickey during the jam. Full band interplay – they are all in there listening to each other and contributing (as opposed to some jams of this era that would be ruled by just two or maybe three people). Is it just me or do parts of Clarence’s solo in Women R Smarter sound like the theme to that old British comedy show Benny Hill? Drums features Baba Olatunji, Sikiru Adepoju and Kitaro. Olatunji is the one you hear chanting. There's a seamless gorgeous intro to Wheel. Brent’s ethereal intro to GSL, prior to the standard Hammond organ intro is really sweet. The Dew is not the best of 88, but its still really good with a beautiful subtle section that I remember note for note to this day. The 3rd set/encore is good, but at the time I was really hoping for something more (my mistake for having expectations!). Clarence has some great chops during GDTRFB.

I'm giving it a biased five stars just cause I love this show so much.
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